Beryllium (Be)

By Allison Crecelius


Beryllium was found in 1789 by louis Nicolas Vauquelin in France. The chemist realized an unknown element appeared to be in emerald and beryl. He could not isolate the element; however Friedrich Wölhler and A. Bussy succeed in the year 1828.

Characteristics of Beryllium

1. Brittle

2. Grayish-white surface

3. Hard

Beryllium Uses

The element is used for making technology such as computers and telephones. Its obtained from the minerals beryl and bertrandite. Three elements beryllium is found in includes; Beryllium Phosphate, Beryllium Bromite, and Beryllium Hydroxide.

Works Cited

"Chemistry Explained." Beryllium, Chemical Element. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Sept. 2014.

"The Element Beryllium." It's Elemental -. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Sept. 2014.

"Uses & Applications of Beryllium." - Beryllium Science & Technology Association, BeST. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Sept. 2014.